måndag 10 september 2012

Temainlägg (10): Fairy tales retellings vol 2

Eftersom jag redan skrivit ett inlägg med en massa tips på retellings så kommer detta inlägg endast innehålla de böcker som jag vill läsa/ska läsa och de böcker som ni kan rösta på att jag ska läsa till temat ^^.

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 Cinder by Marissa Meyer: (retelling av Askungen)

Cinder - en cyborg med elak styvmor och mystiskt förflutet. Nu står hon i centrum för en intergalaktisk maktkamp. 
Cinder är 17 år och Nya Beijings bästa mekaniker. Som cyborg har hon inga rättigheter, och hennes styvmor lägger beslag på allt hon tjänar. En dag dyker prins Kai upp vid Cinders marknadsstånd. Den omsvärmade prinsen har ett uppdrag åt henne - och snart är de båda indragna i den onda Måndrottningens intriger. Samtidigt härjar en dödlig pest på Jorden. Cyborger som utses till försökskaniner har ingen chans att överleva ... .

Har redan fått Cinder som rec-ex och har den hemma =). Börjar därför med den och är väldigt pepp, har bara hört gott om den här boken så ska bli kul att äntligen få läsa den själv!

(406 sidor)

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 Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu: (retelling av The Snow Queen/Snödrottningen)
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn't help it - Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn't fit anywhere else.

And then, one day, it was over. Jack just stopped talking to Hazel. And while her mom tried to tell her that this sometimes happens to boys and girls at this age, Hazel had read enough stories to know that it's never that simple. And it turns out, she was right. Jack's heart had been frozen, and he was taken into the woods by a woman dressed in white to live in a palace made of ice. Now, it's up to Hazel to venture into the woods after him. Hazel finds, however, that these woods are nothing like what she's read about, and the Jack that Hazel went in to save isn't the same Jack that will emerge. Or even the same Hazel.

Söt middle grade bok som jag är lite sugen på att testa mig på! Synd bara att jag inte kan historien om Snödrottningen som den bygger på.

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 The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale: (retelling av The goose girl)
Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. 

From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm.

Hört lite smått om denna och är lite nyfiken =). Men vet tyvärr inte heller här något om originalhistorien... Får kanske läsa på om den innan?

Kommer inte läsa denna än!
 Cloaked by Alex Flinn : (retelling av ??)
I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.  It all started with the curse. And the frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.  There wasn’t a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I’ve ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Keys.  Don’t believe me? I didn’t believe it either. But you’ll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got CLOAKED

Vet inte så mycket om denna men alla Flinns böcker ska jag nog läsa någon dag :P. De kommer ju vara så snygga ihop i bokhyllan...

Märkte dock att denna inte finns ute som paperback (med detta omslag) än.. så kan tyvärr inte ha med den i röstningen...

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A Kiss in Time by : (retelling av Törnrosa typ)
 Talia fell under a spell. . . .  Jack broke the curse.  I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .  I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.  I awakened in the same place but in another time--to a stranger's soft kiss.  I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.  Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!  Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak!  Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all--even time?

Råkade redan beställa denna då jag köpte från Amazon för några dagar sedan. Så den ska läsas!

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Beastly by : (retelling av Skönheten och odjuret)
I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.  You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.  Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly.

Har sett Disney filmen (?) som var helt okey. Skulle vara intressant att läsa boken för att jämföra.

(342 sidor)

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A long long sleep by : (retelling av Törnrosa)
It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone-- and her future full of peril.  Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long gone, and Rose-- hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire-- is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes-- or be left without any future at all.

Verkar bra, kul med lite Sci Fi twist men känns lite för lik A Kiss in Time. Så borde kanske vänta med denna?

(352 sidor)

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Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce: (retelling av Rödluvan)
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?

Denna fick bra röster för varulvstemat så passade på att även köpa med denna vid senaste Amazon-beställningen =).

(336 sidor)

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Sweetly by Jackson Pearce: (retelling av Hans och Greta)
As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.  Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.  Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past -- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone -- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen its next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.  Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry

En till bok från Pearce, verkar också spännande. Ska jag läsa denna med kanske?

(208 sidor)

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 Rapunzel by Wendy Mass : (retelling av Rapunzel )
The girl's stuck in a tower. The boy's stuck in a castle. There are two sides to every story... Rapunzel is having the ultimate bad day. She's been stolen by a witch, may have a ghost for a roommate, and doesn't even have a decent brush for her hair. Prince Benjamin's got it pretty tough, too. His father wants him to be more kingly, his mother wants him to never leave her sight, and his cousin wants to get him into as much trouble as possible (possibly with a troll). Both Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin are trapped--in very different ways. Once their paths cross, well, that's when things get really strange. Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale.

Älskade Rapunzel som liten så detta kan helt klart vara intressant.

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  Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire : (retelling av Cinderella/Askungen )
In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings. . . . When we grow up we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats.  We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty . . . and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks?

Lite kul att läsa från en av styvsystrarnas synvinkel.

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  Entwined by Heather Dixon : (retelling av The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
Come and mend your broken hearts here. Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her--beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing--it's taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to "keep" things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

Denna har jag hört gott om av många youtubebloggare men tror inte jag har läst någon svensk recension på den?... Någon som läst?

Verkar spännande och har ju supersöt framsida, men originalhistorien känner jag inte till alls, så kan ju tyvärr inte bli någon jämförelse mellan dem.

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 Ash by Malinda Lo: (retelling av Askungen)
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.  The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Denna var jag inte alls speciellt intresserad av tills jag hörde att den hade lite HBTQ delar med. Trodde det bara var en YA i mängden av YA men nu när jag läst på lite om boken verkar den ändå vara lite originell och de gjorde mig mycket nyfiken. Någon som läst? Va tyckte ni?

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3 kommentarer :

  1. Ash tyckte jag inte var något vidare faktiskt, jag visste inte att det var en hbtq-bok så snackar om att jag blev överraskad när det visar sig att huvudrollen svängde åt det andra hållet. Det var väl det enda som jag tyckte var bra med boken.

    Cinder är awesome!

    Ska också ha fairytale retelling som tema vid nästa studie-inlägg ser det ut som. Det är poppis nu m :)

  2. Cinder läste jag ut tidigare idag, riktigt bra bok! Hoppas att du också gillar den :)

    A long, long sleep verkar ocksånbra, men det tycker jag väl bara för att jag älskar science fiction x)

  3. Åh vad många spännande böcker! Måste lägga några på minnet! :)



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